This is more for the fans than the Eagles. I’ve been hearing all the fans and media talk about trading our last remaining 1st round pick for Anquan Boldin. While I would love for Boldin to play for the Eagles, everyone needs to realize there are more pressing concerns. Brian Westbrook has never been the picture of durability, and he’s turning 30. If the Eagles have a chance to find a back that can replace him, they absolutely need to do that. If that means they need to trade up to get Knowshon Moreno or Chris “Beanie” Wells, they need to do that. If this means they can’t trade for Boldin, then so be it.
Listen to me here: wide receiver is the least important offensive position on the field. The offensive line, quarterback, and running back are much important to an offense in that order. I’m including the tight end in the O-line, but if you want to separate it, then yes – WR is more important than TE. Having a top notch WR is gravy and if you’re deficient in any of the other positions, fix those first. The Eagles can boldly address a huge problem at the RB position, and a Ryan Moats type 2nd round pick ain’t going to do it.
Thank goodness the Eagles rarely listen to the fans and press, don’t start now.